Understanding Markdown

Many applications use the Markdown markup language – Grav, Github, MatterMost, and Slack – in lieu of HyperText Markup Language (HTML). Below we cover commonly used Markdown tags.

Markdown Basics

AttributeCodeResult
Blockquote> BlockquoteText

Blockquote
Blockquote with Multiple Paragraphs> Blockquote 1

>

> Blockquote 2

Text

Blockquote 1

Blockquote 2
Bold*Bold*Bold
Code BlockIndent each line of the block by 4+ spaces or 1 tab<div class=”row”>
<div class=”col-lg-4 col-md-4″>
Heading 1#Heading 1

Heading 1

Heading 2##Heading 2

Heading 2

Heading 3###Heading 3

Heading 3

Heading 4####Heading 4

Heading 4

Heading 5#####Heading 5
Heading 5
Heading 6######Heading 6
Heading 6
Horizonal RulesCreate a line of 3 or more of the following:
* – _

Image[![Alt text for accessibility](/file-path/to/image.jpg “Image Title”)](https://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/edu/grav)Alt text for accessibility
Italic_italic_Italic
Line BreakEnd a line with 2 or more spacesLine
Break
Link[Duck Duck Go](https://duckduckgo.com “Search engine for privacy”)

Or <[email protected]>

Duck Duck Go
Or
[email protected]
List – OrderedStart a line with a number – i.e.
1. Item 1
  1. Item 1
List – UnorderedStart a line with one of the following
– * +
  • Item 1
ParagraphParagraphParagraph

Learn more about the Markdown markup language from MarkdownGuide.org and CommonMark.org. Learn more about HTML from our basic HTML tags article.

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